GWAR is a two-time Grammy Award-nominated shock rock band formed in Richmond, Virginia, in 1984. The band is best known for its elaborate sci-fi/horror film inspired costumes, raunchy obscene lyrics, and graphic stage performances which consist of humorous re-enactments of politically and morally taboo themes.
Originally, the group's musical style was largely composed of short, simple songs, which would evolve over the years into heavily hardcore-influenced crossover thrash, with Gwar's musical experimentation becoming present in Scumdogs of the Universe, America Must Be Destroyed and This Toilet Earth. Later, this experimental sound would partially eclipse their heavy metal style and Gwar would become a chaotic blend of genres that would be most noticeable on Ragnarok and Carnival of Chaos (the latter showcasing the most variety in musical styles of any point in Gwar's career). 1999's We Kill Everything would present an unusual sound, but based largely on Gwar's Hell-O era sound, resulting in an album that the band dismisses as their worst. Indeed, the band's rejection of We Kill Everything would drive them to return to their thrash metal sound with Violence Has Arrived, which would later evolve into a more technical form of thrash, present in War Party , Beyond Hell, and now Lust in Space.
i was at the show in milwaukee and it was a very diapointing show. my brother has gone to a gwar concert b4 and said it was the best show hes ever seen, so i was all excited. so after the show my brother bought a dvd to show me what gwar was suppose to be like and after that i knew i was ripped off. we also think that the original band members were not there. it wasnt the same. and if it was the original they need to retire cuz obviosly there to old to put on the same kind of show